December 1, 2022

Crypto exchange Binance has hired a former Europol darknet specialist

Niels Andersen-Roed will lead the audit and investigation department and oversee user identification, who commit illegal actions on the services of the trading platform.

The world's largest by trading volumecryptocurrency exchange Binance announced the appointment of a former specialist of the EU police service on the darknet (hidden from the public access segment of the Internet) Niels Andersen-Roed to the post of head of the audit and investigation department. Binance noted that Andersen-Roed will oversee investigations to identify users who commit illegal actions on the services of the trading platform.

Before joining Europol, Andersen-Roed was in charge ofOperation Gravesac / Bayonet and coordinated the liquidation of the darknet marketplaces Hansa Market and Alphabay. In the course of this operation, a large amount of information was accumulated about illegal transactions with cryptocurrency. This data was subsequently transferred to law enforcement agencies around the world for arrests.

“Criminals and other intruders are trying touse cryptocurrency for illegal purposes, which can affect innocent participants throughout the industry. At Binance, I will be able to protect platforms and users from these attackers by helping law enforcement agencies around the world conduct investigations and prosecutions, ”explained Andersen-Roed.

In August, Binance announced the appointment of the formerUS Treasury Department Criminal Investigator Greg Monahan as an Anti-Money Laundering Officer. At the Treasury, Monahan was responsible for investigating tax evasion and other financial crimes, the company said.